Doctor Amanda Johnson

Doctor Amanda Johnson

Adjunct Associate Professor,
Dean's Unit - School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Associate Professor,
School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Biography

Dr Amanda Johnson is the Director of Academic Programs Undergraduate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, at the University of Western Sydney.  Amanda’s academic leadership at University of Western Sydney has been acknowledged by being awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Excellence Award for developing the Inherent Requirements in the nursing degree programs. This educational work has since been implemented nationally and internationally by other Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and the disability sector in higher education within Australia. Dr Johnson’s work associated with the Inherent Requirement development: Model and Framework, has been extended and incorporated by other disciplines.  Amanda has also received several awards for her leadership in the teaching of chronic illness and palliation within the undergraduate program. In 2007, Amanda was recognised internationally for her leadership by the international organisation Sigma Theta Tau.

Dr Johnson’s PhD research on palliative care undergraduate nurse education has continued as she extends her research activities that incorporate interventions associated with aged care, chronic illness and palliation. This research has resulted in a number of publications in high quality journals, books and book chapters, conference presentations, and other scholarly activities and her H-index is currently 8. These academic outputs have been recognised by her recent appointment to the Scientific Editorial Board of InTech Open Access Publisher and as a peer reviewer of manuscripts submitted to high quality journals. Amanda has been appointed to two national government committees associated with undergraduate palliative care education for all health professionals and the translation of palliative care standards to the aged care sector.

Amanda currently supervises research students in BN (Honours), Masters(Hons) and PhD students in  the areas of aged care, chronic illness and palliation. Two of Amanda’s research students were the recipients of the university medal and highest thesis mark awards.

Dr Johnson’s strength lays in her academic capacity and professional commitment to integrate her research into her teaching which reflects Amanda’s strong belief in the nexus between research, teaching and education and clinical practice.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Johnson.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • MHlthScEd University of Sydney
  • DipTeachNurs Sydney College of Advanced Education

Interests

  • Advanced Dementia
  • Aged Care
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Illness
  • Education
  • Palliation
  • Research Supervision
  • Role Stress

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School Of Nursing And Midwifery
  • School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Contact

Email: amanda.johnson@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9115
Mobile: 0414186144
Location: EB.LG.80
Parramatta
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Chang, E., Daly, J., Harrison, K., Noel, M., Johnson, A., Easterbrook, S., Redshaw, S. and Bidewell, J. (2009), 'Bereavement Care in the Community: Pilot Study Report', : College of Nursing & Midwifery, UWS 930203.

Chapters in Books

  • Chang, E. and Johnson, A. (2013), 'Journeys with dementia', Living with Dementia: a Practical Guide for Families and Personal Carers, Australian Council for Educational Research 9781742860442.
  • Chang, E. and Johnson, A. (2012), 'Challenges in advanced dementia ', Contemporary and Innovative Practice in Palliative Care, InTech 9789533079868.
  • Johnson, A., Hatcher, D. and Dixon, K. (2012), 'Understanding organsiational culture in the community health settng', Transitions in Nursing: Preparing for Professional Practice, Elsevier 9780729540827.
  • Johnson, A. (2012), 'Caring for families in the palliative care setting', Palliative Care Nursing: a Guide to Practice, Ausmed 9780980366211.
  • Johnson, A. (2007), 'Palliative Care', The Clinical Placement. An essential guide for nursing students, Elsevier 9780729537988.
  • Johnson, A., Harrison, K., Currow, D., Luhr-Taylor, M. and Johnson, R. (2006), 'Palliative care and health breakdown', Pathophysiology Applied to Nursing Practice, Elsevier 9780729537438.

Journal Articles

  • Wilson, N., Jaques, H., Johnson, A. and Brotherton, M. (2016), '[In Press] From social exclusion to supported inclusion : adults with intellectual disability discuss their lived experiences of a structured social group', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, .
  • Chang, E., Brownhill, S., Bidewell, J., Johnson, A. and Ratnayake, S. (2015), 'Focus on feeding! : evaluation of a framework for maximizing mealtime in aged care facilities', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol 21, no 3 , pp 269 - 277.
  • Karacsony, S., Chang, E., Johnson, A., Good, A. and Edenborough, M. (2015), 'Measuring nursing assistants' knowledge, skills and attitudes in a palliative approach : a literature review', Nurse Education Today, vol 35, no 12 , pp 1232 - 1239.
  • Azzopardi, T., Johnson, A., Phillips, K., Dickson, C., Hengstberger-Sims, C., Goldsmith, M. and Allan, T. (2014), 'Simulation as a learning strategy : supporting undergraduate nursing students with disabilities ', Journal of Clinical Nursing , vol 23, no 3-4 , pp 402 - 409.
  • Nicholls, D., Chang, E., Johnson, A. and Edenborough, M. (2013), 'Touch, the essence of caring for people with end-stage dementia : a mental health perspective in Namaste Care', Aging and Mental Health, vol 17, no 5 , pp 571 - 578.
  • Brownhill, S., Chang, E., Bidewell, J. and Johnson, A. (2013), 'A decision model for community nurses providing bereavement care', British Journal of Community Nursing, vol 18, no 3 , pp 133 - 139.
  • Redshaw, S., Harrison, K., Johnson, A. and Chang, E. (2013), 'Community nurses' perceptions of providing bereavement care', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol 19, no 3 , pp 344 - 350.
  • Bialocerkowski, A., Johnson, A., Allan, T. and Phillips, K. (2013), 'Development of physiotherapy inherent requirement statements - an Australian experience', BMC Medical Education, vol 13, no 1 .
  • Cooper, K., Chang, E., Sheehan, A. and Johnson, A. (2013), 'The impact of spiritual care education upon preparing undergraduate nursing students to provide spiritual care', Nurse Education Today, vol 33, no 9 , pp 1057 - 1061.
  • Chang, E., Bidewell, J., Hancock, K., Johnson, A. and Easterbrook, S. (2012), 'Community palliative care nurse experiences and perceptions of follow-up bereavement support visits to carers', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol 18, no 4 , pp 332 - 339.
  • Watson, K., Chang, E. and Johnson, A. (2012), 'The efficacy of complementary therapies for agitation among older people in residential care facilities : a systematic review', JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, vol 10, no 53 , pp 3414 - 3486.
  • Chang, E., Easterbrook, S., Hancock, K., Johnson, A. and Davidson, P. (2010), 'Evaluation of an information booklet for caregivers of people with dementia : an Australian perspective', Nursing and Health Sciences, vol 12, no 1 , pp 45 - 51.
  • Chang, E., Daly, J., Johnson, A., Harrison, K., Easterbrook, S., Bidewell, J., Heather, S., Nichael, N. and Hancock, K. (2009), 'Challenges for professional care of advanced dementia', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol 15, no 1 , pp 41 - 47.
  • Chang, E., Easterbrook, S., Hancock, K., Johnson, A. and Davidson, P. (2009), 'Evaluation of an information booklet for caregivers of people with dementia: An Australian perspective', Nursing & Health Sciences, vol 12, no 1 , pp 45 - 51.
  • Johnson, A., Chang, E., Daly, J., Harrison, K., Noel, M., Hancock, K. and Easterbrook, S. (2009), 'The communication challenges faced in adopting a palliative care approach in advanced dementia', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol 15, no 5 , pp 467 - 474.
  • Johnson, A., Chang, E. and O'Brien, L. (2009), 'Nursing the dying: A descriptive survey of Australian undergraduate nursing curricula', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol 15, no 5 , pp 417 - 425.
  • Blythe, S., Chang, E., Johnson, A. and Griffiths, R. (2009), 'The efficacy of nurse implemented non-pharmacological strategies for the symptom management of agitation in persons with advanced dementia living in residential aged care facilities', JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, vol 7, no 22 , pp 975 - 1003.
  • Chang, E., Bidewell, J., Huntington, A., Daly, J., Johnson, A., Wilson, H., Lambert, V. and Lambert, C. (2007), 'A survey of role stress, coping and health in Australian and New Zealand hospital nurses', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol 44, no 8 , pp 1354 - 1362.
  • Blythe, S., Chang, E., Johnson, A. and Griffiths, R. (2007), 'The efficacy of nurse implemented non-pharmacological strategies for the symptom management of agitation in persons with advanced dementia living in residential aged care facilties', The Joanna Briggs Institute JBI Review Protocols, .
  • Chang, E., Daly, J., Hancock, K., Bidewell, J., Johnson, A., Lambert, V. and Lambert, C. (2006), 'The Relationships among workplace stressors, coping methods, demographic characteristics, and health in Australian nurses', Journal of Professional Nursing, vol 22, no 1 , pp 30 - 38.
  • Bourgeois, S. and Johnson, A. (2006), 'Caring for someone dying at home.', Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, vol 12, no 4 , pp 12 - 14.
  • Hancock, K., Chang, E., Johnson, A., Daly, J., Davidson, P. and + 4 Others, . (2006), 'Palliative care for people with advanced dementia. The need for a collaborative, evidence based approach.', Alzheimers Care Quarterly, vol 7, no 1 , pp 49 - 57.
  • Chang, E., Hancock, K., Johnson, A., Daly, J. and Jackson, D. (2005), 'Role stress in nurses: A review of related factors and strategies for moving forward', Nursing and Health Sciences, vol 7, no 1 , pp 57 - 65.
  • Johnson, A. and Jackson, D. (2005), 'Using the arts and humanities to support learning about loss, suffering and death.', International journal of Palliative Nursing, vol 11, no 8 , pp 438 - 443.
  • Chang, E., Hancock, K., Davidson, P., Daly, J., Johnson, A., Easterbrook, S., Noel, M. and + 2 Externals, . (2005), 'Palliative care for end stage dementia: A discussion of the implications for education of health professionals', Nurse Education Today, vol 25 , pp 326 - 332.
  • Johnson, A. and Bonner, A. (2004), 'Palliative Care Challenges: Implications for Nurses' Practice in renal Settings', Contemporary Nurse, vol 17 , pp 95 - 101.
  • Bourgeois, S. and Johnson, A. (2004), 'Preparing for Dying: Meaningful Practices in Palliative Care', OMEGA Journal of Death and Dying, vol 49, no 2 , pp 99 - 107.
  • Johnson, A. and Bourgeois, S. (2003), 'Essene of caring for a person dying', Nursing and Health Sciences, vol 5, no 2 , pp 133 - 140.
  • Vardanega, L. and Johnson, A. (2002), 'Coping with Grief and Loss: A Community's Shared Responsibility', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol 8 , pp 100 - 105.

Research

Previous Projects

Title: Evaluation of a family information booklet for family carers of people with dementia
Years: 2006-03-17 - 2007-01-31
ID: P0014964
Western Researchers: Esther Chang, John Daly, Amanda Johnson and Patricia Davidson
Funding:
  • Department of Health (non ACRG)
Title: Palliative Care Dementia Interface: Enhancing Community Capacity
Years: 2003-04-07 - 2006-03-31
ID: P0011960
Western Researchers: Esther Chang, John Daly and Amanda Johnson
Funding:
  • Department of Health (non ACRG)
Title: Avoiding "high tech" through "high touch" in end stage dementia: Protocol for care at the end of life
Years: 2010-03-03 - 2012-12-30
ID: P00017624
Western Researchers: Esther Chang and Amanda Johnson
Funding:
  • Department of Health (non ACRG)
Title: Decision-making frameworks in advanced dementia - links to improve care (Phase 1 & 2)
Years: 2006-04-18 - 2009-03-31
ID: P0015059
Western Researchers: Esther Chang, Amanda Johnson, John Daly and Patricia Davidson
Funding:
  • Department of Health (non ACRG)

Supervision

Current Supervision

Title: Perceived Adequacy of Pain Management Among Emergency Nurses in an Arabian Hospital
Field of Research:
Title: Translating the Palliative Care Approach into Everyday Practice in Residential Aged Care Facilities
Field of Research:
Title: Translating the Palliative Care Approach into Everyday Practice in Residential Aged Care Facilities
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: Preventing Constipation in Terminal ill Patients Suffering from Cancer
Field of Research:
Thesis: Preventing Constipation in Terminal ill Patients Suffering from Cancer
Title: Factors That Influence Health Professionals in the Residential Aged Care Placement Process From Hospital
Field of Research:
Thesis: Factors That Influence Health Professionals in the Residential Aged Care Placement Process From Hospital
Title: Knowledge and Attitudes of Pain Management by Nurses in Saudi Arabian Emergency Departments
Field of Research: OTHER HEALTH; CRITICAL CARE NURSING
Thesis: Knowledge and Attitudes of Pain Management by Nurses in Saudi Arabian Emergency Departments
Title: Experiences of Students with Disability Requiring Reasonable Adjustments for an Undergraduate Nursing Clinical Placement
Field of Research:
Thesis: Experiences of Students with Disability Requiring Reasonable Adjustments for an Undergraduate Nursing Clinical Placement
Title: Lavandula Angustifolia and Melissa Officinalis for Agitation Management in Older Adults: A Mixed Methods Study
Field of Research: OTHER HEALTH; NURSING
Thesis: Lavandula Angustifolia and Melissa Officinalis for Agitation Management in Older Adults: A Mixed Methods Study
Title: Exploring the Experiences of Undergraduate Nursing Students and Curricullar Practices on Nutrition with Older People: Mixed Method Study
Field of Research:
Thesis: Exploring the Experiences of Undergraduate Nursing Students and Curricullar Practices on Nutrition with Older People: Mixed Method Study
Title: Working with Grief. How Registered Nurses Adapt Personally and Professionally in the Acute Care Setting.
Field of Research:
Thesis: Working with Grief. How Registered Nurses Adapt Personally and Professionally in the Acute Care Setting.

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